Leslie Riopel, MSc., is a Professor of Psychology at Northwood University and an authority in the Psychology of Mindfulness.
Leslie Riopel is a professor of psychology at Northwood University and an authority in the Psychology of Mindfulness.
She has over 25 years of experience in the Corporate World as a Real Estate Client Services Manager & over 10 years of experience in the Wellness Industry as a freelance writer & Health & Wellness Subject Matter Expert.
Leslie’s unique blend of experiences in both real estate & psychology has allowed her to focus on fostering healthy workplaces that thrive.
Titles, Training & Degrees
Leslie holds a Masters degree in Psychology Health and Wellness from Ashford University and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati.
A Personal Message From Leslie
My passion is writing and creating things that motivate and inspire people.
My aim is to be authentic and honest and write from the heart. My experience as a Psychology Professor and my passion for mindfulness and meditation help me see things from a different perspective.
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